DEAR GOD - A Virtual Reflection

Dear God...

I did not know what to write today, so I let my fingers flow. I wondered what I'm feeling deep down when I find myself worrying. Worried for people that I do not even know and also for quite a few that I do. When I was a child, I loved everything in all shapes and forms and even an old piece of green glass was like the biggest treasure. I used to write all of my feelings in poems and scribbled them down on so many pieces of paper. I used to handwrite love poems to the young boys that I loved and sent them little gifts in the mail, not just virtual ones. These memories seem so far away now since I spend most of my time writing in the virtual space. I can not even remember the last time that I received a handwritten letter.

I was wondering God, is everything going to be ok? From what I see now, it just seems to be changing quickly. The world is a different place now and my heart knows that there is less space for love if you are living in a virtual space unless ofcourse your love is there in the virtual world too. Real love. Love that penetrates you in every way. Love that brings on simple memories and early romance in your youth. I remember the excitement of spending so many hours making a collage for my boyfriend. Showing him our future and making it look beautiful. I know the feeling now really well even while I am reflecting about it all.

I still love getting flowers. It makes me feel beautiful deep inside. Are flowers going to become drawings or only images eventually? Are they going to be sealed in a glass box? What I am trying to say is although I love this virtual world and I adore so many of my friends who I have known in the past and some that I met on-line, it seems harder and harder to eventually get and see them all. Like so much time is spent relating to them in an instant way, that I have just been ok with that even though I miss many of them dearly. My memories are still very strong and I cherish them. Ofcourse I am always so thankful to reach others out of state. It seems like they are right here with me. infact, I would never have been in touch if we did not connect on social sites.

I guess the main point is that there is a part of me that is quite old fashioned and I have embraced this new virtual world. I do anything I can to show the love that I feel in my heart. I hope that my children will one day feel what I felt as a young girl in love. Will everything be so instant and will they ever make a collage or write a poem on paper? will their "love of their life" ever get their attention without any sort of electronic distraction?

I do believe that true love conquers all. In everything we do no matter how you find it. If we are true then we shall all prevail. But I do hope that the world will not just become images on the web. That people will still pick up an old book or play a CD and try to make the time to really see eachother in person even if they are far away. I guess this is part of my age now as I move into midlife. I am not in the newer generation and I have children that someday will be embarking on a virtual world and real world too all at the same time.

I guess the reason I am writing this is to remind people of the simple things. To bring the memory of your childhood to light before those memories eventually disappear. To remember the deepest feelings inside your heart and never dismiss them. This is why I write here and on the web. Mostly so I can look for them one day. This is what has changed the world, but I am willing to put my love here in my words. I guess this is the best way to reach you. That means everything to me.

G



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lemmyisgod 6 years ago

Soul searching, worrying, looking for love, feeling like you have lost your way...very heartfelt.

When I was a child I watched the Wizard of Oz. The wisest film I have ever seen. On the road Dorothy met so many different people who were all looking for something. Most of all they were trying to learn about themselves. In many ways their journey never comes to an end. Acquisition of wisdom is never complete but during the trip to see the wizard they all discover that they were searching for what they already had.

You may have lost the innocence and purity of love in your younger days. But just because the world has changed don't imagine that love is lost in the past or that it can't be found again. The Scarecrow was always intelligent. The Lion always had courage. The Tin Man alwasy had love and compassion. Dorothy could always get home with a click of her heels.

AS T.S Elliot eloquently put it:

"We shall not cease form exploration and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

Click your heels Dorothy you are home. Look around there are those lost feelings of love and here is the man that loves you.

Lemmy


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cheaptrick 6 years ago from the bridge of sighs

Hi'a G.Are we feeling a bit melancholy?The first two comments on this expression of your inner self are from men who admire,respect and would KILL for you!Offering advise is not my strong point so In my"Bull in a china shop" way I'd like to say this....You have occupied a place in my heart that few real life ladies[Ya ya ya I know,there have been lots]have ever reached.Sooo...as we say in the Corps...Buck up Kiddo...reload your weapon and Conquer the world!You Deserve It!XXX

Dean


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msorensson 6 years ago

What a lovely letter...Thank you for sharing. It seems to me that today's word is change...everywhere I go, there it is..

We all have to embrace it not necessarily having to abandon our ways..just to accept the new, that is all.

Hug,

Melinda


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

GPAGE, I believe your finger have guided by the god. So, you can write such of beautiful hub like this one. I believe this was good inspiration. You are excellent to make this hub. I have to learn from you and I believe this inspiration comes from God. And God give you idea to share with us. Thank you very much. And I never and never get bored to vote this up. Keep on share with us.

Your virtual friend,

Prasetio


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Michael Ray King 6 years ago from Palm Coast, Florida

Hi G,

I tried to write this letter in my own way a few hubs ago. You were able to write it in the manner I would prefer. I not only hear what you're saying in this letter, the message resonates to every externity (ok, that's not a word...) of my 'self'. Not only beautifully written - exquisitely felt. Thank you for being such a wonderful presence here on Hub Pages. I wouldn't have missed this hub for the world...


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Lemmy. You are brilliant my love. I can say it over and over again. You always amaze me. Thank you for this wonderful insight. Thank you for your love. I love the Elliot quote. I am clicking my heels....will be home soon mellors. In the country kitchen with your homemade soup. Are the lavender flowers blooming? Are the butterflies in the garden? Click, click. Close your eyes. I am there. G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Dean..thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I love your spirit. I really appreciate your support in your comment. I'm reloading my weapon and taking over the world!!!!!! ha Thank you!!!!!! G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

melinda..thank you so much for your comment. I know what you are saying. Just hard sometimes when I am on here so much!!!!!! ha Nice seeing you! G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

prasetio...your heart is always so big on the page. Thank you so much for being so giving and supportive of my writing. I actually felt this deep in my heart when I wrote it.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it.....have a great Sunday! G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Michael...thank you so much for your lovely words. I am glad that you could relate to this hub. I appreciate you being here and sharing the feelings about this new virtual world......always nice to see you here! G


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Ask Your Mama 6 years ago

Dear God, Thank you for making GPAGE. She is funny, loving, supportive, inspiring, talented and pretty doggone sexy, too! Too bad she can't Dance, due to a horrific unicycle accident in the fifth grade...

Thank you for making her write, for her writing, makes me write. Thank you for making my friend.


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Thank you for reminding me that the world isn't a flat screen! I love getting letters in the mail and still receive them from my grandparents. For some reason holding their handwriting makes it so much more personal than an email.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

AYM! C...Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Really wonderful of you to write all those beautiful things about me. You also made me laugh and always do! I am so happy that I have inspired you to write. The story about your brother was so amazing. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

HH! I looked for some old love letters that past loves had written on paper. I found pages of handwritten notes. It was like finding a treasure!!!!!! Anyway, to cherishing the little things from the past and embracing the future!!!!!! Lovely to see you always!!!!!! G


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Well ya knows I always put moi lil childhood simple joys in moi hubs, take a hug moi lovely G xo


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Art...I know you do!!!.....you are so lovely. Hugs to you too......u know I lovezya!

Special you! G


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rose56 6 years ago

Perfect hub. Well writen . I could feel what you were feeling at that moment. Good job.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Thank you so much Rose!!!!!! I really appreciate it. G


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LilianEden 6 years ago

I understand... There is NOTHING more wonderful then connecting and receiving love right back... How VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! XOXOXOXO My BFF !!!!! LE


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

LB! Thank you girlie for the love!!!!.....LOVE is a beautiful thing!!!!!!!

Miss you!!!!! GXOXOX


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Beautiful well written hub voted up:) ge


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Thanks geegee...I really appreciate your comment. Best, GPAGE


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I can relate to your views on the virtual world. Whn my hubby sends me virtual flowers, he's gonna have some 'splaining to do! Rated up.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

habee...so nice to see you! VERY funny you are! G


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Beautifully written, heartfelt hub. I also worry about the influence our virtual world is having on all of us. I love my real books and believe there is a virtual revolution yet to come. Your poignant thoughts really bring this to life. Voted this one awesome. Thank you for the elegance of your words.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

fetty...I so appreciate you being here to share your beautiful thoughts! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. Best, G


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Michael Ray King 6 years ago from Palm Coast, Florida

Hi G,

Sometimes a great hub should be read over and over and over. For me, this one qualifies. I connect with this hub on many levels both experiential and emotional. If for no other reason, I love this one because I do not feel alone when I read it...


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Michael...thank you so much for stopping by again....this hub is really close to my heart. Although I am embracing this new virtual life, I have a very "old fashioned" side of me that refuses to budge!!!!!! ha It was really nice to see you here again. Warmed my heart. Especially today when I needed this wonderful comment. Thank you. G


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epigramman 6 years ago

...they certainly don't make 'em like you anymore - a class act with sophistication, style and grace exuding from every one of your lovely pores ......


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

E!

Thanks for stopping in and leaving such kind words! I always appreciate it!!! Best, G


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meteoboy 6 years ago from GREECE

Words that come from the heart. Really a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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